Creationist dinosaur theme park fails miserably
If you're a creationist, how do you explain dinosaurs to your kid? Scientists say they lived 10 of millions of years ago, but if you think the Earth is only 10 thousand years old, something won't add up.
Kent Hovind thought he had the answer when he built Dinosaur Adventure Land -- a theme park that explains how dinosaurs just missed the boat before the Great Flood, and thus, are extinct.
Kids visiting the park could check out the Creation Museum, do cool science projects or try their hand at "dinosaur hunting."
That is, until Dinosaur Adventure Land was shut down by the courts for failing to apply for any building permits. Last November, Kent Hovind and his wife Jo were convicted of 58 federal charges, and were subsequently sentenced to 10 years in prison.
You can now watch a hilarious (and intellectually unsettling) documentary about the rise and fall of the park, created by Dave Nickle and Karen Fernandez.
In all seriousness, I recognize that not all creationists believe that dinosaurs and humans walked the Earth at the same time -- but I'm still amazed at the lengths some people will go to coerce others to believe in their make-believe.
[via Boing Boing]